Mt. Usu and Showa Shinzan

Posted on May 27, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

We happily accomplished revised Day 2 objectives in rain; Learn about the active volcano Mt. Usu and Showa-Shinzan Take a cableway to the top of Mt. Usu Take a special permitted tour in the area which is restricted to the visitors – revised: Visit to Volcano Science Museum and Mimatsu Memorial Museum Learn the changing Mother Earth from the specialist Savor the local Japanese meal at a local restaurant It rained. Rain prevented us from visiting the restricted area to see...

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Hokkaido with Hiroko: May 25th-June 6, 2017

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

Hokkaido with Hiroko, 2017, is approaching. On this newly re-constructed site, I will be feeding you the daily activities which we will enjoy in Hokkaido. Follow us! volcano crater walk, dipping in hot spring, onsen formal Japanese meal, onsen yukata, one of the most beautiful caldera lake, Lake Toya, volcano walk, soba (buckwheat) making class, horseback riding, Shiretoko-five lake tour, early morning canoeing, special cup of coffee prepared in the woods, varieties of...

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The 6th ANNUAL JAPANESE CULINARY ART COMPETITION

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

Professional chefs! Professional chefs with some Japanese Cuisine knowledge! Here is a fun and rewarding competition information for you! Please apply for the 6th ANNUAL JAPANESE CULINARY ART COMPETITION organized by Nihon Ryori Academy, Kyoto, Japan. First Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize at the final competition held in Kyhoto, Japan, are Y1,000,000, Y300,000 and Y100,000. http://culinary-academy.jp/eng/usa/ There is a regional Pre-competition, held at International...

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Construction is Over

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

News from Hiroko; 1. New website construction is over; new, clean, updated site is up; Please visit www.hirokoskitchen.com 2. Summer has come in New York area after long weeks of cold spring; I have been enjoying early spring delicacies such as ramps, fiddle-head fern, rhubarb and asparagus. If you live in the area where season changes do not miss consuming spring vegetables now. Each vegetable growing in specific season offers us specific nutritional benefits which we need...

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